Source: 世論 What Japan Thinks
I’m not a big Amazon user, but I can still empathise with many on this list of Amazon happenings.
Last night I saw a news item on the dark side of Amazon and other net shopping; many areas that had already lost local shops to superstores were now losing the remaining shops to Amazon and similar services, so older folks who are either not comfortable with (or even capable of) net shopping or prefer the human touch now had few places to shop, and in particular fresh vegetables were difficult to come by.
I’m sure that I could save about 20 minutes a day by doing net shopping, but I still don’t trust the quality of fresh vegetables that one might get, and I like the physical experience of browsing the salad and side dish corner to see what looks nice or is on discount each day.
As for Amazon Prime Video (or NetFlix, etc), I just don’t have any urge to watch!
Here’s Danbo, Amazon Japan’s mascot character, looking rather sad: